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The Tiny House Movement [Infographic]

The Tiny House Movement [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Homes in America are getting bigger, with higher ceilings and fewer occupants. Those who are spending a larger portion of their income on the infrastructure are also spending significantly more to heat, cool, and light up their homes.  This greater expenditure also means a higher carbon footprint and a greater impact on the environment.

There’s a tiny house movement worldwide that aims to reduce carbon footprints and greenhouse emissions.  Some of the homes are as small as 70 square feet.  Most are under a thousand square feet, but are designed so well that they feel cavernous to those accustomed to larger dwellings.  Learn more about space-saving and compact living from this infographic.


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Kari Yates's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:01 PM

Really cool piece on living a minimalist lifestyle.

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Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic]

Smart Grid – Where Power is Going [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Why should an everyday homeowner care that the smart grid can increase the U.S. electric grid's efficiency by 9 percent?

And what does that amount to in terms of energy and monetary savings? This infographic visually highlights those savings and what they actually mean to consumers.


The effort aims to connect the consumer with the smart grid, by explaining it simply and driving home the many benefits of smart grid technology, including: cost savings, energy efficiency, improved outage detection and resolution, as well as environmental benefits,.

“By highlighting the conveniences and benefits the smart grid can bring to consumers, the SGCC and its members can help consumers understand the smart grid just as they understand other, consumer-friendly, ‘smart’ technologies they wouldn’t consider living without – such as a smart phone, computer or television.”

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Calif. Boosts Code Efficiency Requirements by 25%

Calif. Boosts Code Efficiency Requirements by 25% | green infographics | Scoop.it

New homes in California will be required to be 25% more energy efficient than the current code requires starting January 1, 2014.
The new guidelines, which are broken out for residential and non-residential projects, include a series of requirements as well as a list of recommendations which builders can choose from to reach the new energy threshold.

Under the new requirements all roofs must be made solar-panel ready, though installation of photovoltaic panels will remain optional; hot water pipes must be insulated; and air conditioner installations must be approved by an independent inspector. Recommendations include options such as including whole-house fans, using windows with a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.25, and boosting wall insulation.

CEC anticipates that the new standards will save 200 million gallons of water and 170,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. It also anticipates that the standards will add up to 3,500 new building industry jobs.

Click on the link to view two illustrative infographics on the new standards for both residential and non-residential construction...

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Infographic: Power To The People

Infographic: Power To The People | green infographics | Scoop.it

Anyone whose house or yard is decorated with elaborate twinkling displays this holiday will tell you, those kilowatts quickly add up. How does your electric bill compare to the average in your state and other states; who spends the most and how does our electricity usage divvy up among different household items and chores?

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Get Started With Vertical Gardening

Get Started With Vertical Gardening | green infographics | Scoop.it

Whatever you want to call them, vertical gardens, living walls or green facades (and they are three different things), these gardens shade buildings, produce oxygen, provide habitat and look lovely. See the infographic for more on what they are & how they work.

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Home Improvements that Pay You Back

Home Improvements that Pay You Back | green infographics | Scoop.it

With energy costs rising an average of 6% every year, what's a homeowner to do?  Green-ovate!

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How Much Water is your Home Wasting?

How Much Water is your Home Wasting? | green infographics | Scoop.it

From cooking to cleaning and manufacturing to shipping, humans consume excessive amounts of the earth’s most precious resource. Since only 1% of the earth’s water is available for human consumption, we need to reduce the amount of water we use.

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Diagramming the appliances that use the most energy

Diagramming the appliances that use the most energy | green infographics | Scoop.it

Where does my electricity bill go?

The data included in our infographic is an average of our most recently tested appliances.

Our expert testers also identify the most efficient models on the market, which can save you significantly on running costs even against the average power consumption.


Electricity usage derived from product testing between 2011 and 2012. The infographic shows the hot water heater using the lion's share of the power. However this is based on electric hot water heaters using an off-peak rate. If you have solar, heat pump or high-efficiency gas, then your water heating costs are likely to be much lower.

As a general rule, the older your appliances are, the more likely they are to use more energy. For example in late-2009 over 50% of new TVs had an energy rating of less than 4 stars. By mid-2011 this number had dropped to less than 10%...

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Infographic: How Big is Your Pile of Coal?

Infographic: How Big is Your Pile of Coal? | green infographics | Scoop.it
We all know that when we flip a light switch on the wall, illuminating a lamp on the ceiling as if by magic, it's not magic.

There's a long and extremely complex series of events that makes that little action possible, and, for many of us across the country, it begins in a coal fired power plant.

If you're one of the millions of Americans whose home is powered by coal, you may have wondered: just how much coal does it take to supply electricity to my house?

Our friends over at EnergySavvy have a great new infographic that explains how much coal it takes to provide air conditioning to an average home in the Southeastern U.S., compared to the amount of coal required to cool that same home with a more energy efficient air conditioning system; and then to cool that same home after it's been given a home performance upgrade (which includes adding insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and other low cost measures)...

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Survey: The American dream home is energy-efficient

Survey: The American dream home is energy-efficient | green infographics | Scoop.it

It’s not news that utilities can be budget-killers, and apparently people are getting wise to the fact that energy-efficiency means lower utility bills. A recent Yahoo survey found that energy efficiency is the one feature everyone can agree on when they imagine their “dream home” — ahead of water views, a custom build and all the other things Americans usually aspire to....

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Infographic: Do ‘green’ homes sell faster?

Infographic: Do ‘green’ homes sell faster? | green infographics | Scoop.it

A study by National Renewable Energy Labs found that a photovoltaic solar system on the roof made houses sell 20 percent faster and for 17 percent more than non-solar homes.

 

This infographic covers what energy efficient upgrades — including spray foam insulation and high-performance windows — that could help your home sell faster. Find out what features are worthy investments and what homes might not have the best resale value in the short term.

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Home Appliance Energy Use

Home Appliance Energy Use | green infographics | Scoop.it

In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. Where is all of that energy going? Explore the interactive site to understand more about how we consume energy in our homes. 

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Surprise Toxins In Your Home

Surprise Toxins In Your Home | green infographics | Scoop.it

Did you know the chemicals you are using to keep your home neat and tidy could actually be causing damage to your family’s health? This infographic done with Ecomom, looks at common household cleaning products and uncovers the toxins lurking inside.

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How Much Solar Do You Need [Graphic]

How Much Solar Do You Need [Graphic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
One Block Off the Grid took a stab at answering the question: How big a backyard do you need to live off of the land?
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